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Posted: 4/19/2017 6:52:58 AM EST
HuffPo fell for hoax piece

The Huffington Post South Africa defended publishing a controversial piece — which argued that white men should lose the right to vote — only for it to turn out to be a hoax written by a troll under a fake identity.

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Not surprisingly, the piece caused a widespread backlash, with outlets including the Washington Free Beacon, the Daily Caller, and NewsBusters covering it. But then, according to local news source The Citizen, a writer and editor in Cape Town named Laura Twigg did some investigating and found out that there was no record of this “Shelley Garland” at the University of Johannesburg, where she had claimed to be studying — and the whole thing fell apart. HuffPo SA editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay published piece on Saturday announcing that it had taken Garland’s initial post down, acknowledging that Garland “appears not to exist” and promising to require bloggers to “verify themselves” in the future.
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Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:57:15 AM EST
Fake news is fake? No way.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:59:54 AM EST
As if there is anything on the interwebs that isn't fake. Takes reel speshial kynd off stoopid two beeleave da interwebs
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:01:59 AM EST
The use of a nom de plume doesn't make the article a hoax - Huffington Post not only published it but one of their editors vigorously defended the thesis.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:02:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By quick2k3:
Fake news is fake? No way.
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What is this fakery?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:03:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:03:58 AM EST
#fakenewsauthor
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:03:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:12:20 AM EST
Doesn't matter that the author is fake. HP still endorsed the message. 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:14:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:
Doesn't matter that the author is fake. HP still endorsed the message. 
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True.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:15:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
The use of a nom de plume doesn't make the article a hoax - Huffington Post not only published it but one of their editors vigorously defended the thesis.
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This
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:17:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By quick2k3:
Fake news is fake? No way.
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Unpossible.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:18:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
The use of a nom de plume doesn't make the article a hoax - Huffington Post not only published it but one of their editors vigorously defended the thesis.
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Got a link to the editor's defense of the thesis? I'd like to republish that to a few sites I konw.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:20:00 AM EST
HuffPo published and defended it, as nauseating as it was.


And right here, we have people who expound on the virtues of disenfranchising women, as nauseating as that is. Shoe doesn't feel so good on the other foot, does it?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:21:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:
HuffPo published and defended it, as nauseating as it was.
And right here, we have people who expound on the virtues of disenfranchising women, as nauseating as that is. Shoe doesn't feel so good on the other foot, does it?
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I have never said "disenfranchise women." And their are jackasses here who have said "Disenfranchise anyone who isn't a Great American Debtor -- I mean, mortgage-holder/property-owner."

However, I have said "disenfranchise everyone under age 21."
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:21:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:


PRECISELY.

Whether it was written seriously or as a hoax, bottom line is that HuffPoo gave it full-throated endorsement.
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And just who takes what the huffpo prints as legit besides themselves? By paying attention, you're participating in their circle jerk too. As I learned right away in Frat life - circle jerkers make for bad company.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:21:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
Got a link to the editor's defense of the thesis? I'd like to republish that to a few sites I konw.
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
The use of a nom de plume doesn't make the article a hoax - Huffington Post not only published it but one of their editors vigorously defended the thesis.
Got a link to the editor's defense of the thesis? I'd like to republish that to a few sites I konw.
It's linked in the article you posted: Link
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:22:55 AM EST
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HuffPo doing Huffpo things.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:23:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
The use of a nom de plume doesn't make the article a hoax - Huffington Post not only published it but one of their editors vigorously defended the thesis.
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exactly

huffpo published it and approved of it

It's not like the author hacked the Huffpo website and stuck it on there without permission
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:24:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
It's linked in the article you posted: Link
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
The use of a nom de plume doesn't make the article a hoax - Huffington Post not only published it but one of their editors vigorously defended the thesis.
Got a link to the editor's defense of the thesis? I'd like to republish that to a few sites I konw.
It's linked in the article you posted: Link
I misunderstood; I thought HuffPo defended it's thesis AFTER it was debunked as a hoax.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:24:36 AM EST
Brought to you by the HuffPo Editors - The Shining Beacon of World Experience and Diversity.

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Originally Posted By Shenanigunz:
Brought to you by the HuffPo Editors - The Shining Beacon of World Experience and Diversity.

http://i.imgur.com/S9q2Fof.png
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Pussy meeting.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:28:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Normal_Guy:
As if there is anything on the interwebs that isn't fake. Takes reel speshial kynd off stoopid two beeleave da interwebs
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I don't believe this post.

#fakepost
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